In This Issue:

- NLRB Recess Appointments Unconstitutional

- SEC Brings First-Ever Employment Retaliation Claim

- EEOC Challenges Employer Severance Agreements

- New York State Transportation Industry Fair Play Act Becomes Effective

- California Upholds Mandatory Class Action Arbitration Waivers

- California PAGA Actions May Not be Removed to Federal Court on the Basis of CAFA

- Supreme Court Upholds Michigan’s Public Affirmative Action Ban

- Severance Payments As Wages Under FICA

- First Amendment Protection in Retaliation Suit

- NLRB Regional Director Finds College Football Players Are Employees

- New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act Goes Into Effect

- Excerpt from EEOC Challenges Employer Severance Agreements:

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently sued two employers based on the form of their severance agreements. In each case, the EEOC argued that the agreement improperly limited the rights of a former employee to participate in the EEOC complaint process. EEOC v. CVS Pharmacy, Inc., Civ. A. No. 1:14- CV-863 (N.D. Ill.); EEOC v. CollegeAmerica Denver, Inc., Civ. A. No. 14-cv-01232-LTB-MJW (D. Co).

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